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  1. ClintRo's Avatar
    I use Google assistant mainly for sending texts and making calls. Bixby forces you to use Samsung messages, it is buggy, sometimes it prints the message out sometimes it doesn't, but most annoying is when it does print the message out it tells you to push send.

    Google assistant, it prints it out, then asks if you want to send, change, or cancel, totally hands free. I can also use textra, not forced to use Samsung messages. Bixby can do this also, there's a reason you have default messaging, Samsung is forcing us to use their messaging app.
    It is buggy, but it is still a beta. Hopefully more features will smooth out and get more options as time goes on. I am still not sold.

    Make sure you guys are providing feedback thru the official channels if you have some. It will help it get better.
    ConceptVBS likes this.
    06-22-2017 08:29 AM
  2. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    It is buggy, but it is still a beta. Hopefully more features will smooth out and get more options as time goes on. I am still not sold.

    Make sure you guys are providing feedback thru the official channels if you have some. It will help it get better.
    It shows promise, but I do think they are going to force Samsung messages on us, they could have just set it up to use default messaging app.

    I'll provide my feedback, but as of now Samsung has not given me a route to do that. They give us a question each time, how did I do, but no feedback forms to send in ideas, actual problems, such as mine, use the default messaging app, not just Samsung.
    06-22-2017 08:35 AM
  3. fkpalm's Avatar
    so far for me it is hit or miss since I have a speech impediment I am trying to train it for my speech
    06-22-2017 08:49 AM
  4. jstwondrng's Avatar
    Played with it a bit last night before bed. It is really nice but I'll really dive into it later today.

    J
    06-22-2017 09:09 AM
  5. uncreativeartist's Avatar
    Got my Bixby set up this morning and been playing around a bit with it. I love the fact you can wake up the phone to access messages or whatever without pressing a button. I am going to mess around with it through out the day especially at work and see how things go.

    Only thing I find annoying is Bixby's voice is really low and there doesn't seem to be a volume control for it.
    06-22-2017 09:15 AM
  6. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Got my Bixby set up this morning and been playing around a bit with it. I love the fact you can wake up the phone to access messages or whatever without pressing a button. I am going to mess around with it through out the day especially at work and see how things go.

    Only thing I find annoying is Bixby's voice is really low and there doesn't seem to be a volume control for it.
    I noticed that, but I'm assuming the low sound is part of beta.
    06-22-2017 09:28 AM
  7. GRUNT11B's Avatar
    Got my Bixby set up this morning and been playing around a bit with it. I love the fact you can wake up the phone to access messages or whatever without pressing a button. I am going to mess around with it through out the day especially at work and see how things go.

    Only thing I find annoying is Bixby's voice is really low and there doesn't seem to be a volume control for it.
    It's just the media volume. When bixby is talking turn the volume up and the voice will be louder. I highly recommend installing Samsung's sound assistant app if you haven't already. It raises the media volume up and down by default not the ring volume.
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    06-22-2017 09:28 AM
  8. DaBlackman619's Avatar
    Got my Bixby set up this morning and been playing around a bit with it. I love the fact you can wake up the phone to access messages or whatever without pressing a button. I am going to mess around with it through out the day especially at work and see how things go.

    Only thing I find annoying is Bixby's voice is really low and there doesn't seem to be a volume control for it.
    You can turn up the volume of it in settings
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    06-22-2017 09:29 AM
  9. uncreativeartist's Avatar
    Thanks all, I found the volume for Bixby by accident. When you Bixby on full page there is a volume option at the top just needed to slide it up.
    06-22-2017 09:39 AM
  10. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Thanks all, I found the volume for Bixby by accident. When you Bixby on full page there is a volume option at the top just needed to slide it up.
    Cool. Thanks! 😁
    uncreativeartist likes this.
    06-22-2017 09:54 AM
  11. erasat's Avatar
    Got my Bixby set up this morning and been playing around a bit with it. I love the fact you can wake up the phone to access messages or whatever without pressing a button. I am going to mess around with it through out the day especially at work and see how things go.

    Only thing I find annoying is Bixby's voice is really low and there doesn't seem to be a volume control for it.

    I noticed that, but I'm assuming the low sound is part of beta.
    The volume is low by default but if you execute any voice command you will see "Full Screen" at the bottom, when you click in there it will give you the full Bixby GUI, in there you have a volume icon and you can adjust the Bixby Voice volume there.

    **Edit- Sorry I just realized that this was answered minutes ago. Too slow responding, I saw your posts and began replying but got out for a few minutes and when I got back I continued where I left and by that time it was already answered.
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    06-22-2017 10:00 AM
  12. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Ive been messing with it a bit more at work today and I guess I can see some potential. Changing settings seems ok but for me, I dont change them enough for it to be useful. Im actually starting to like the button instead of holding the home button on screen for Google Assistant. I havent found much, besides reminders, that I found useful but Im going to keep learning what it can do.

    The one issue I have is the cards on Bixby home page. I was swiping to access my edge apps and swiped away my calendar card. I tried toggling that card on and off in the settings but it wouldnt come back, even after a reboot. I had to completely wipe Bixby's data to get it back and reset up Bixby. Anyone know a way to get a swiped card back?
    06-22-2017 10:04 AM
  13. kevinpleasants's Avatar
    Ive been messing with it a bit more at work today and I guess I can see some potential. Changing settings seems ok but for me, I dont change them enough for it to be useful. Im actually starting to like the button instead of holding the home button on screen for Google Assistant. I havent found much, besides reminders, that I found useful but Im going to keep learning what it can do.

    The one issue I have is the cards on Bixby home page. I was swiping to access my edge apps and swiped away my calendar card. I tried toggling that card on and off in the settings but it wouldnt come back, even after a reboot. I had to completely wipe Bixby's data to get it back and reset up Bixby. Anyone know a way to get a swiped card back?
    After opening Bixby a few times you should see the calendar in there again.
    06-22-2017 10:09 AM
  14. TylerLV76's Avatar
    After opening Bixby a few times you should see the calendar in there again.
    Odd, I force closed it a bunch of times and reopened it but nada. Maybe I didnt wait long enough.
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    06-22-2017 10:10 AM
  15. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    You can Download it in the galaxy app store.

    What I don't get is it's listed as a supported app in the Bixby settings but it won't interact with it.
    Ah ok. Yeah I just downloaded it to test and it's not working for me either. Maybe they're working on it. You would think it would work though since they say it's supported.
    06-22-2017 10:59 AM
  16. louie2701's Avatar
    I have not figured out how to use Bixby without having to unlock my screen. Every time that I use it with the screen locked, I still have to manually unlock it by either swiping or tapping the home button twice. What am I doing wrong?
    06-22-2017 12:09 PM
  17. queenren's Avatar
    I have not figured out how to use Bixby without having to unlock my screen. Every time that I use it with the screen locked, I still have to manually unlock it by either swiping or tapping the home button twice. What am I doing wrong?
    I don't think you're doing anything wrong. I think it's a security feature. Maybe? LOL
    kill-joy likes this.
    06-22-2017 12:20 PM
  18. erasat's Avatar
    I have not figured out how to use Bixby without having to unlock my screen. Every time that I use it with the screen locked, I still have to manually unlock it by either swiping or tapping the home button twice. What am I doing wrong?
    I don't think you are doing anything wrong, as of now I think that's by design. I think they just assume that people with Locked screen would prefer to keep it that way and not give the chance to somebody to fool the Bixby Voice recognition and get access to your phone.

    I'd prefer to have it unlock completely with my voice even when using any Lock screen option, but I can also see their point of view, so far that's what it is, I think that the only way it can change is by us, the end users, complain about it.
    06-22-2017 12:23 PM
  19. durandetto's Avatar
    Try clearing Main Bixby Apps data, it should reset and begin basic settings again.
    That fixed it, thanks.
    06-22-2017 12:27 PM
  20. TylerLV76's Avatar
    I don't think you are doing anything wrong, as of now I think that's by design. I think they just assume that people with Locked screen would prefer to keep it that way and not give the chance to somebody to fool the Bixby Voice recognition and get access to your phone.

    I'd prefer to have it unlock completely with my voice even when using any Lock screen option, but I can also see their point of view, so far that's what it is, I think that the only way it can change is by us, the end users, complain about it.
    I swear I saw that if you have smart lock enabled you can use it on the lock screen with no limitations.
    06-22-2017 12:55 PM
  21. Sapient's Avatar
    I really want to like it, and I've found a couple of things to be cool, but mostly I find it irritating and slow. I think it is super cool to say "Open camera and take a slow motion video". I find it really irritating to say "Send a message to Pedro" and all I get is a list of apps to open, or maybe a list of the one person in my contacts named Pedro.

    Where I think it could shine for me is in launching rarely used apps. Being able to say "Open Rare Turtle Finder" could be nice. If I can get into the habit of using it.

    Or maybe I just need more training, or I need to train the software more.
    gregg6942 likes this.
    06-22-2017 01:15 PM
  22. digitalbreak's Avatar
    I swear I saw that if you have smart lock enabled you can use it on the lock screen with no limitations.
    With smart lock configured, you still have to swipe screen. It comes there for me. It doesn't just go to home screen or whatever screen it needs to just because you have the smart lock on.
    06-22-2017 01:16 PM
  23. TylerLV76's Avatar
    For folks like me who dont want to use the home page for bixby but still want the button for voice commands, in package disabler you can disable:

    Bixby Global Action
    Bixby Home
    Bixby Vision
    Voice Wake-up (This will disable using "Hi Bixby" to wake up the phone)

    The button still works as normal when holding it but pushing it once wont activate Bixby home.
    06-22-2017 01:48 PM
  24. JZ4377's Avatar
    Just updated yesterday however it is missing voice? Is there a tutorial on different features? so far its a dud
    06-22-2017 01:59 PM
  25. kceb83's Avatar
    For folks like me who dont want to use the home page for bixby but still want the button for voice commands, in package disabler you can disable:

    Bixby Global Action
    Bixby Home
    Bixby Vision
    Voice Wake-up (This will disable using "Hi Bixby" to wake up the phone)

    The button still works as normal when holding it but pushing it once wont activate Bixby home.
    Awesome thanks!
    06-22-2017 02:46 PM
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